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  • Republicans should execute 'Maneuver X'

    01/17/2013 5:33:54 PM PST · by upchuck · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Phillip Klien
    ... Over the past two years, Republicans have ... viewed every potential crisis -- a possible government shutdown, the threat of a debt ceiling breach and the prospect of the nation sailing over the "fiscal cliff" -- as an opportunity to corner Obama into agreeing to tackle the nation's mounting debt problem. This strategy has created a dynamic in which Obama has successfully portrayed Republicans as reckless, incapable of governance and willing to put the economy at risk to make a political statement. He's been able to deflect questions about his own lack of action on deficits by blaming Republican...
  • Mali conflict: French 'fighting Islamists in Diabaly'

    01/17/2013 5:33:53 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 16 January 2013
    French troops have been fighting Mali's Islamist rebels in street battles in the town of Diabaly, Malian and French sources say. In the first major ground operation in the conflict, French special forces were fighting alongside Malian troops. Diabaly, 350km (220 miles) north of the capital Bamako, was captured by the rebels on Monday. France intervened in Mali last Friday to try to halt the Islamists' push southwards towards the capital. In a separate development, the chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court opened a war crimes investigation, focusing on acts committed since January 2012 in some northern regions of...
  • Christie: NRA Ad on Obama Daughters ‘Reprehensible’

    01/17/2013 5:30:34 PM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 48 replies
    <p>New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is labeling “reprehensible” the National Rifle Association ad that brought President Barack Obama’s daughters into the gun-control debate.</p> <p>The NRA ad accused the president of being a hypocrite for allowing his daughters to be protected by armed Secret Service agents but not embracing armed guards for schools.</p>
  • Humorless, Offended State-Run Media: Limbaugh is Limbaugh... But He's Right

    01/17/2013 5:22:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So, I'm trying to keep a low profile. This is what I mean. I'm just telling you, they don't get the humor. They're wound so tight that they're just waiting to be offended. And this is like the third day in a row members of the media are fit to be tied over my characterization of the children at the White House being used as human shields. Boy, times change. Jonathan Karl, when he was at CNN, I did a number of interviews with Jonathan Karl, and he was like our old buddy Jim Rutenberg at the...
  • No Strategy to Govern - Ivory-tower Obama can’t abide views he doesn’t share. (Michael Barone)

    01/17/2013 5:16:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 17, 2013 | Michael Barone
    To judge from his surly demeanor and defiant words at his press conference on Monday, Barack Obama begins his second term with a strategy to defeat and humiliate Republicans rather than a strategy to govern.His point-blank refusal to negotiate over the debt ceiling was clearly designed to make House Republicans look bad.But Obama knows very well that negotiations usually accompany legislation to increase the government’s debt limit. As Gordon Gray of the conservative American Action Network points out, most of the 17 increases in the debt ceiling over the last 20 years have been part of broader measures.Working out...
  • ATF urges background checks in private gun sales (from the people who brought you F&F!)

    01/17/2013 5:10:12 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is encouraging licensed gun dealers to help private gun sellers run federal background checks. In an open letter to the country's federally licensed gun dealers, the ATF says they can "enhance public safety and assist law enforcement" by facilitating private sales through their businesses and running federal background checks on prospective gun buyers.
  • Fast And Furious Scandal: Man Claims To Have Shot U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

    01/17/2013 5:08:41 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 17 replies
    ABC News / Univision ^ | January 17, 2012 | JORDAN FABIAN
    A Mexican national claims to be the man who shot and killed U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, whose death is tied to the "Fast and Furious" gun-walking scandal. Gustavo Cruz-Lozano, who says he killed Terry, turned himself in on Wednesday on charges related to a separate incident: threatening to kill Hidalgo County, Texas Sheriff Lupe Treviño. But before he surrendered himself, Cruz-Lozano said in an exclusive interview with Univision News' daily news magazine show "Primer Impacto" that he murdered Terry during a firefight on Dec. 14, 2010, while the agent was on patrol near the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona....
  • Holder Begs Court to Stop Document Release on Fast and Furious

    01/17/2013 4:59:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/17/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice have asked a federal court to indefinitely delay a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. The lawsuit seeks the enforcement of open records requests relating to Operation Fast and Furious, as required by law. Judicial Watch had filed, on June 22, 2012, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking all documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious and “specifically [a]ll records subject to the claim of executive privilege invoked by President Barack Obama on or about June 20, 2012.” The administration has refused to comply with Judicial Watch’s FOIA...
  • Strippers Can Earn $350,000 A Year In This Oil Boomtown Club

    01/17/2013 4:52:25 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | January 17, 2013 | Robert Johnson
    Early last year in Williston there had been too much attention focused on the local gentlemen's clubs for any strippers to talk with me about what they earned, but apparently that's changed. John Eligon from The New York Times just visited the North Dakota boomtown and one visiting dancer says she often earns more than $1,000 a night. That may be a conservative estimate as word last year was dancers were making two to three times that amount, but club owners were concerned with IRS attention and prohibited employees from speaking to the press. With nearly two men for every...
  • Asia's Airlines Find Being First Comes With Risks

    01/17/2013 4:49:52 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 2 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 17, 2013 | JEFFREY NG
    HONG KONG—Asia's premium airlines have over the past two decades signed on as high-profile launch customers for many new commercial jetliners, such as the Airbus A380 and Boeing Co. BA +1.24% 787, aiming to raise their global profile while renewing an aging fleet. The key driver behind these moves was a push over the past two decades by the region's airlines to launch newer, more fuel-efficient aircraft amid a strengthening regional economy and a boom in demand for air travel across Asia. But the latest problems facing the 787 Dreamliner—which Japan's two main carriers were the first to fly—highlight the...
  • Biden reveals brush with gun massacre

    01/17/2013 4:46:08 PM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    washington times ^ | 1/17/13 | Dave Boyer
    Mr. Biden told a U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington that it was “pure coincidence” that he was in Lancaster County, Pa., on Oct. 2, 2006, when a deranged gunman was killing students nearby at a tiny Amish school. “I happened to be literally — probably, it turned out, to be a quarter of a mile [away] at an outing when I heard gunshots in the woods,” Mr. Biden recounted. “We didn’t know. … We thought they were hunters.”
  • Too Many Men? (The Old West treated women much better than North Dakota does today.)

    01/17/2013 4:45:05 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 17, 2013 | James Taranto
    While Barack Obama's America limps along economically, North Dakota has been booming: "The rich shale oil formation deep below the rolling pastures here has attracted droves of young men to work the labor-intensive jobs that get the wells flowing and often generate six-figure salaries," the New York Times reports from Williston. But not all is well in the Peace Garden State, which turns out to be a place where the men are men and the women are nervous: "Many [local women] said they felt unsafe. Several said they could not even shop at the local Walmart without men following them...
  • Will Obama's order lead to surge in gun research?(Admistration Propaganda)

    01/17/2013 4:33:08 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-17-13 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE
    MILWAUKEE—Nearly as many Americans die from guns as from car crashes each year. We know plenty about the second problem and far less about the first. A scarcity of research on how to prevent gun violence has left policymakers shooting in the dark as they craft gun control measures without much evidence of what works. That could change with President Barack Obama's order Wednesday to ease research restrictions pushed through long ago by the gun lobby. The White House declared that a 1996 law banning use of money to "advocate or promote gun control" should not keep the Centers for...
  • Marin's Gun Buyback Program Goes Belly Up (Marks Won't Be Paid Promised Money)

    01/17/2013 4:21:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Jan 17, 2013
    Promises may not be fulfilled for lots of gun owners who turned over their firearmsMarin County's gun buyback program has become a victim of its own success. During its first-ever gun buyback event on Tuesday, the county collected 827 guns and more than 1,500 rounds of ammunition, most of it from Marin County residents, according to the district attorney's office, which organized the event. Those turning in guns were given $200 for semi-automatic handguns or long guns, and $100 for other guns. But the $43,000 in cash that was available to those surrendering firearms was depleted within 90 minutes. When...
  • Christie calls NRA ad ´reprehensible,´ announces violence task force

    01/17/2013 4:10:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 1/17/13 | Matt Katz
    TRENTON – Gov. Christie blasted the NRA’s new ad focusing on President Obama’s daughters – he called it “reprehensible” – but he wouldn’t given an opinion about a proposed federal assault weapons ban. Christie’s extensive comments on the issues of guns and violence came during a news conference this afternoon at the Statehouse in which Christie announced the creation of a task force to examine “violence control” measures in the wake of the shooting massacre in Sandy Hook. Led by two former state attorneys general, one Republican and one Democrat, and made up of
  • White House Value Rises Since Obamas Moved In (Yahoo! Gagger)

    01/17/2013 4:08:47 PM PST · by wac3rd · 12 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 1-17-12 | Susanna Kim
    <p>Michelle Obama has called the White House the "people's house," and similar to many American homes, it is seeing an increase in its value with the recovery of the housing market.</p> <p>Since President Barack Obama, his wife, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, moved into the White House in January 2009, the home's value has increased about 7 percent to an estimated $294.9 million, according to housing marketplace Zillow.</p>
  • Duncan: Hard to teach kids scared of being killed

    01/17/2013 4:05:42 PM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1//17/13 | AP
    "By far, the toughest part of my job was going to those funerals, going to those homes and going to those classrooms," he told a conference of the nation's mayors who met with Duncan earlier in the day to discuss education.
  • Muslim Cleric 'Shocked' Terror Charges Against Him Were Dismissed

    01/17/2013 4:05:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 | Christina Hernandez and Juan Ortega
    Izhar Khan, 26, the imam of a mosque in Margate, is a free man after U.S. District Judge Robert Scola issued a verdict of acquittalHours after a federal judge dismissed terrorism support and conspiracy charges against him, a young Muslim cleric on Thursday said he hopes his father similarly is cleared of such charges. “I'm hoping he will get released soon,” said Izhar Khan, 26, an imam at a mosque in suburban Margate north of Fort Lauderdale. “Justice will be served. Only time will tell.” Thursday, U.S. District Judge Robert Scola issued a verdict of acquittal for the younger Khan,...
  • Soldiers In Afghanistan React To Change In Breakfast Service

    01/17/2013 4:04:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    KPBS ^ | 1/15/13 | Beth Ford Roth
    Soldiers in Afghanistan have been filling us in on what it means to no longer get a hot breakfast each morning - and it has a lot more to do with morale than hunger. The comments are in response to a story that appeared in Home Post last week about the Pentagon's dismissal of a viral email that claimed all troops in Afghanistan weren't getting breakfast. According to the American Forces Press Service: The Internet myth’s genesis came from a few forward operating bases in eastern Afghanistan’s Paktika province that are closing or being turned over to Afghan security forces....
  • Panetta Promises 'Proper' Response to Algerian Terror Attack

    01/17/2013 3:55:46 PM PST · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/17/13 | AWR Hawkins
    Speaking from Rome, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the U.S. will take "all necessary and proper steps" in response to the attack and subsequent hostage crisis in Algeria. Panetta called it a "terrorist act" and said "it is a very serious matter when Americans are taken hostage, along with others." Yesterday, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb made it clear that the targeting of Americans was intentional--that it was a way to send a message that the U.S. will "face the consequences" if they help the French fight Malian Islamists in southeast Algeria.